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Edgar Rico    

Award-Winning Chef & Owner of Nixta Taqueria Restaurant

Chef Rico’s love of food began at the age 10 when he cooked his family’s Thanksgiving meal. Nixta Taqueria is the culmination of who he is and what food means to him – imaginative creations that are steeped in technique, history, tradition, and finesse.

His culinary background is extensive – Craft (LA), Sqirl (LA), Son of a Gun (LA), Trois Mec (LA), and Pujol (Mexico City). Aside from his cooking chops, he’s got a legendary whistle that can command a room’s attention in mere seconds.

Chef Rico won the 2022 James Beard Award for Best Emerging Chef.

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